LOCAL businesses have got rolling behind Largs skatepark as the facility gears up for its first anniversary jam this weekend.

The group of ambitious kids who secured £100,000 to build the park are now putting on a skating festival - with plenty of prizes up for grabs.

People of all ages are welcome to skate, rollerblade, BMX and scooter in the jam on June 8.

The group have gained sponsorship from skating majors, Clan Skates, Hakon, Storefront, Focus and Route One's Glasgow store while local businesses have also shown their support, offering food and drinks for competitors.

Aspiring skaters will be offered free skateboarding and BMX lessons.

Grandmother Victroia Galbraith and mother Diane Donaldson have been helping the kids behind the scenes.

Diane said: "It is going to be a spectacular day for competitors and spectators.

"It was over a year and a half ago that my children came to me and said that something had to be done to give young people something to do.

"We helped organise them but they were the minds and passion behind it all - and they still are.

"What they have been able to accomplish is incredible and it is marvellous that they wanted to solve this problem rather than just complain about it.

"They continue to take the responsibility for the site, keeping it clean and even weeding the path.

"This have gone and found sponsors for the jam and I think most locals would agree the park has been an incredible asset to the town."

Victoria added: "We are expecting a great turnout.

"Even if people aren't participating, it is a brilliant thing to go along and watch.

"The kids have shown that the locality partnership were right to invest their funding in them."

The group would like to offer a special thanks to Kelburn Windfarm for awarding them the grant which has allowed them to buy prizes, t-shirts and hoodies.

Registration will be between noon and 1pm and there will be an under and over 16 group.

Parent or guardian consent will be required for competitors 16 and under and helmets must also be worn while competing in the lower age group.

Consent forms will be available during registration.

All profits from the day will go towards future events and park improvements.